AT&T Offering Ruggedized Sonim XP6 Smartphone
The Sonim XP6 is built for tough work environments where water and impacts can be part of the workday. The phone also includes push-to-talk capabilities.The new ruggedized XP6 Android-powered LTE smartphone from Sonim is now available from AT&T, giving customers another option in the world of ruggedized devices that are built to survive in extremely harsh work environments. In an announcement on Nov. 21, AT&T said the XP6 will sell for $149.99 under a two-year contract or for $524.99 with no contract. The phone will also be available on AT&T's monthly no-money-down Next payment plans that range from 20 months at $26.25 per month to 30 months for $21.88 per month. Business and government customers can get the new phone for $99.99 with AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) under a two-year contract. The Sonim XP6's 2.64-inch touch-screen display was designed to be clearly viewed outdoors in direct sunlight and can be manipulated by a user wearing work gloves, according to AT&T. In addition, the smartphone also has a numeric keypad and advanced audio capabilities with an extra loud 103db speaker and noise cancellation features for outdoor use. Also included is a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 8GB of internal storage and a 4,820-mAh battery for long life in the field. The smartphone is 5.39 inches tall, 2.54 inches wide and 0.81 inches thick, while weighing 9.52 ounces.
It meets the MIL-STD 810G certifications for withstanding dust, shock, temperature extremes, humidity and other extreme conditions, and is rated IP68 for water immersion and IP69 for water spray, according to AT&T. The device is a quad-band world phone that can be used anywhere.